"My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Paul Simon on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Paul Simon on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Paul Simon on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Paul Simon on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Paul Simon on Ray Charles
"As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death."
"Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone."
"I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work."
"Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do."
"I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing."